Two big plugin updates this week! WooCommerce 3.0 dropped, as well as Jetpack 4.8. You can also read Colin’s article on some of the interesting ways in which you can use Elementor Pro. And WP Tavern has a nice piece on why some people feel that their feedback about the new plugin directory was ignored.
If you’ve been wanting to learn WordPress development but haven’t quite found the right resource, be sure to check out Colin’s review of the Second Edition of Up and Running, a recent release from the guys at WPShout. It takes you through everything you’ll need to finally get a grasp on WordPress development.
WPlift (finally) has SSL for the entire website. It did take me all morning communicating with Siteground, Sucuri, and MaxCDN – but it works! A big up for their support. Let’s Encrypt itself is easy to install, but the combination of having a Firewall, a complicated .htaccess file and a CDN was causing some troubles for me. … Read more
Freemius concludes their Envato analysis with an awesome look at the numbers of Theme Forest and Code Canyon. Whether you’re a theme or a plugin developer, the numbers are certainly impressive. There’s also a big new player using WordPress – the Obama Foundation. And WordPress released some info about customization. Other than that, it’s been … Read more
This week, WordPress 4.7 got a minor tweak to fix some security and maintenance issues. Freemius also has a good breakdown of the reasoning behind their decision to start using a WordPress page builder. And if you’re using mobile pop-ups on the first page readers see after coming from Google search results, you’ll want to knock that out immediately.
If you’ve visited WordPress.org sometime this week, you’ve probably seen the biggest bit of news: A brand spankin’ new WordPress.org homepage. In other news, Matt Mullenweg wrote about ensuring the continued development of WP-CLI. Also, WooCommerce fans will want to check out the official WooCommerce year in review. And if you’re not using a CDN, … Read more